The following birds are available for sale at this time. They are priced so the average person can afford them. So don't pass up some good birds just because they're not priced at several hundred dollars each. If you're at the other end of the financial spectrum, you need to realize that these are pedigreed animals and not street pigeons. The day of the five-dollar pigeon is long gone. They are priced so I can receive some reasonable return on the investment I have made in feed, time caring for them, etc.
What is a pigeon really worth? The value of a pigeon depends on three factors, and you can read about them here.
You will find some rare-colored birds among those listed. It is important to remember that we are a FLYING loft, not a COLOR loft. Our rare colors are required to fly right with the other birds. We sell youngsters that we raise out of our flyers, but we will seldom sell the rare-colored flyers themselves because we will be using them later as breeders.
I am selling pigeons, not paper, but almost all of those listed below have extensive pedigrees. I will provide whatever pedigree information I have on each bird listed. Feel free to email me and request an electronic copy of the pedigree of any bird listed here.
PLEASE NOTE: 2012 saw another significant increase in postal rates. Therefore, if birds are to be shipped to you (shipping to destinations in the USA only), the shipping charge will be $55 for one or two birds, $75 for 3 or 4 birds, $100 for 5 or 6 birds, and $120 for 7 or 8 birds to cover the cost of postage and a special USPS-approved shipping box. (Larger boxes not only cost more, but they also mean even more weight, hence the jump in shipping costs as the number of birds increases.) More than 8 birds will require a second box.
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|1.||2012 ash red bar cock no. 2485 from the flying team. Although he flew no races in 2012, he was trained out to 50 miles several times. If he does not sell he will be flown in this year's old bird series. We are offering him only because we have extra cocks on the team. His dam is Janssen, and she is out of an AU Registered Champion. Sire was purchased on the internet and I do not have a pedigree for him; however, the sire placed 3rd in the 300-mile I-race Gold. He was also 20th @ 300 miles and sired a winner @ 250 miles. Pedigree lists sire only on that side, but is filled out fully on dam's side. Price: $50|
2006 Janssen hen, bred by Ron Boyer of California, inbred Blue Miracle. Limited pedigree on her, as we don't have the band no. of one of her grandmothers. However, a son of "Blue Miracle" and "Granger's Diamond" appears twice as a grandfather. She raised a race winner for Fred Gohlke in 2010. I purchased her from Fred when he retired from the sport later that year. This year we have two of her young on the YB team and we have banded two others for the prestigious GNEO futurity in Akron, Ohio. This hen is being offerred ONLY because of a severe need to downsize prior to next breeding season. Price reduced: $50
|3.||Mated pair of whites. Cock is 2011, hen is 2010. These are the "Whiteracer" family devloped for all distances by Dennis Khun of Wisconsin. Although this pair was not bred directly by Dennis, they are representative of this outstanding family of whites that Dennis has been perfecting for years. You will like this pair of pigeons! Unfortunately, the breeder of these birds does not keep pedigrees, so there will be no paperwork with them. We have more white breeders than we really need, so we are offering these for sale. Price reduced: $50 for the pair.|
|4.||2011 recessive red hen. This "little red hen" (Actually she isn't THAT small!) is extremely tightly inbred via the "Hollywood" line of Hofkens. All four grandparents are inbred grandchildren of "Hollywood" himself. Sire is out of "The Red King" and "Scarlet", and the dam is out of "Red Baron" and "Holly", all having been bred by Ron Deisher directly down from Ganus birds. Click here to see pedigree. Price reduced: $100|
|5.||Very nice May 2012 hatch blue bar hen. Bred for stock, Janssen on dam's side and a blend of Janssen, Houben, and VanLoon on sire's side. This is a bird I would be breeding from myself if I were not overstocked. Nestmate was sold to a fancier in OK and he is very happy with it. Dam raised a money winner in the GNEO futurity in 2009. Sire has raised some good fliers for us over the last few years. Dam carries the gene for barless, so there is an even chance that this hen does so as well. Price: $50|
2012 Silver cock from the flying team. He was not raced as a young bird but was trained out to 50 miles several times. If not sold he will be flown this year as an old bird. Sire is a race winner and also flew out to 300 miles as a young bird. Dam is Blue Miracle Janssen and is a daughter of "Houdini Junior." Price: $50
|7.||2007 blue check hen, no. 7579. She is bred from a Barry Venn Dworek cock and a Janssen hen that is inbred on the 969 Janssen family. Dam was flown out to 200 miles by us. 7579 is a very prolific breeder, excellent parent, and she bred a diploma winner for us in 2010. Now available as we replace some of our older breeding hens with younger ones. Still laying on a regular basis. Price: $50|
|8.||2011 white cock, 3/4 Delbar, down from the original CBS imports from the loft of C. Korstanje of The Netherlands. The remaining 1/4 is Fabry and Mortvedt White. The Korstanje Delbars are a very tightly inbred family of pigeons that have excelled at 500 and 600 miles in competition in Europe. Full pedigree. Price reduced: $50|
|9.||2011 red splash cock, Hofkens/Janssen, inbred Hollywood. Sire is out of "The Red King" - Son of "Hollywood's Boy" and grandson of "Hollywood" himself. Ron Deisher, the breeder of "The Red King" says he is the "Absolute best male I ever bred from Hollywood's Boy." Sire's dam is "Scarlet", a daughter of "Hollywood's Boy" and "Europa's Dream." Dam is out of a recessive red cock that is inbred Hollywood and a faded khaki hen that is down from the outstanding Janssens of Pete Hogan of Hogan's Heroes Loft. Fully pedigreed. Price reduced: $50.|
|10.||2009 Janssen hen, no. 9120, currently on the OB team. She placed 5th club at 130 miles as a young bird. Our club did not fly old birds in 2010 or 2011, but she was trained out to 90 miles with the young birds those two years. In 2012 she flew from 120, 180 and 190 miles. Pedigree back to six of the eight great-grandparents. Price reduced: $50|
|11.||Large 2008 blue bar Blue Miracle Janssen cock, sire of a multiple diploma winner for us, including a win at 200 miles. This impressive cock is inbred "Houdini", who is a son of Blue Miracle and Granger's Diamond. This pigeon was purchased by us from the retirement sale of Fred Gohlke, who is the breeder. The only reason he is for sale is due to our need to seriously downsize our breeding loft. Full pedigree. Price: $100|
|12.||SOLD 2010 Van Loon hen, pedigree full of names such as "Avenger", "Avenger Jr.", "Missy", "Texas Magic", etc. We bred her for stock and no longer need her as we are trying to downsize the breeding loft. She is the mother and grandmother of several birds on our 2013 YB team. In 2012 she bred a son who finished the prestigious OCR race in Ohio, although he was not in the money. Full pedigree. Price: $50 - Sold (PC)|
|13.||2010 blue bar "drizzle" hen, no. 589. She is inbred "Hollywood" recessive red on sire's side. Dam's side is HVR and Janssen. She carries the gene for recessive red. This is a nice handling pigeon, slightly on the large side, but still a very nice hen. I don't particularly want to part with her, but I have way too many pigeons and they are becoming too much work. She is fully pedigreed and sure to please. Price: a steal at just $100.|
|14.||2012 bronze hen. This hen is Hofkens(Hollywood)/Janssen/Trenton. She carries recessive red, and the bronze comes via the toy stencil factor, which is very rare in homers. Sire was bred for stock, but his mother flew 200 four times as a young bird and yearling, and sire flew 120 as a young bird. Dam was also bred for stock, but she is half Hollywood red. Pedigree back to 7 of the 8 great-grandparents. We can let her go because we are breeding out of her full sister. Price: $50|
|15.||Highly inbred 2011 "Hollywood" red cock. no. 1680. Sire was bred by Ron Deisher out of "The Red King", a son of "Hollywood's Boy" and a grandson of "Hollywood"; and "Scarlet", a daughter of "Hollywood's Boy" and "Europa's Dream". Dam was bred by us out of "Red Baron" and "Holly", a daughter of "The Red King". Price reduced: $100.|
|For additional birds, check out Swaney Acre Lofts. There you will find a nice collection of pigeons from both the "Hollywood" line of recessive red Hofkens as well as the outstanding "Creator" family of Wout Spierings of the Netherlands. Available are both strains "pure" and crossed, at very attractive prices.|